If you happened to tune into cable news or talk radio or any other variety of media late last week for the first time in fourteen or fifteen years, you might think things were stuck in an endless loop. There was that harpy Nancy Grace, grilling forensic whiz Henry Lee about the mysterious male DNA i ... More >>
The 1996 Boulder murder of JonBenét Ramsey was one of the biggest stories in the country for years, and questions about the unsolved case continue to be asked, albeit at a lower volume than was heard a decade and a half ago. Note that former detective A. James Kolar's Foreign Faction: Who Really Ki ... More >>
Updates below: It's the end of an era. Today will be the final show for Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman on KHOW after an eight-year run in the three p.m. to six p.m. afternoon drive slot. We reached attorney Caplis as he was walking into a deposition this morning, and he put the best face on the impe ... More >>
RIP: Lou SmitLou Smit, who passed away Wednesday at 75 after a battle with cancer, was the kind of hard worker who never got the hang of retiring. In his case, the work was homicide investigation. And sticking with it put hundreds of truly scary, violent men behind bars.
For over a decade, plenty of folks have been willing to share their ideas about who murdered six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey in 1996 -- like, for example, James Kearney, a former FBI agent who's made his notions available for a nominal fee. But Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's July decision to cl ... More >>
When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?
University of Colorado Boulder journalism professor Michael Tracey, a co-star in the April 10 Message column about CU's Campus Press publication and its fight for independence, wouldn't be many people's first choice to lead a discussion about ethics. He is, you'll recall, the man behind several obje ... More >>
A contentious faculty meeting points to independence for CU-Boulder's student newspaper — but at what cost?
This cover story in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine is a lengthy but surprisingly slipshod examination of the Robert Charles Browne case, the former tree farmer who claims to be one of the most prolific serial killers in history, with 48 victims scattered across the country. The piece, by Chip ... More >>
More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.
Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?
The rehashing of the JonBenet Ramsey case on 48 Hours last Saturday has touched off a wave of Ramsey speculations on the Internet — although probably not the way the producers intended. While many of the program's claims about John Mark Karr and his pursuer, University of Colorado journalism ... More >>
A Message column published last month focused on Albert Manzi (pictured above), the new publisher of the Boulder Daily Camera, as well as the president and CEO of Prairie Mountain Publishing, a joint MediaNews Group-E.W. Scripps enterprise that oversees a slew of local publications, including the ve ... More >>
Beaten back by Montana State, can the Buffs charge ahead with this new anthem?